- May 5, 2004
- Reaction score
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/09/us-marines-nazi-ss_n_1265930.html?icid=maing-grid7|aim|dl1|sec1_lnk3&pLid=134290&ref=fb&src=sp&comm_ref=falseThe Marine Corps on Thursday once again did damage control after a photograph surfaced of a sniper team in Afghanistan posing in front of a flag with a logo resembling that of the notorious Nazi SS — a special unit that murdered millions of Jews, gypsies and others.
The Corps said in a statement that using the symbol was not acceptable.
ya ok. an elite marine team had no idea the SS symbol was associated with the nazis. that seems totally believableHowever, it was a naive mistake made by Marines who believed the SS symbol was meant to represent sniper scouts and never intended to associate themselves with a racist organization, said Maj. Gabrielle Chapin, a spokeswoman at Camp Pendleton.
The Marines in the image will not be disciplined because investigators determined there was no malicious intent, Chapin said.